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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

They ended the broadcast of the World Cup game before the CELEBRATIONS and the medal handouts!! How stupid can ABC be? The single most important game of the planet and after we know who won, they stop the broadcast of the trophy/medal handouts and the team celebrations to switch to GOLF!!!. The celebrations is as important as the game. I couldn't believe it. Idiots. I had to go to other channels.

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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Jesus, did you really think another world cup thread was really necessary?

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
Idiots

Methinks you should ask KROC about that - he's always so positive about football!  crossfingers 



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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3072 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
They ended the broadcast of the World Cup game before the CELEBRATIONS and the medal handouts!!

Welcome to UHF network TV.It's nothing new.The most infamous
cut-off,was the Oakland Raiders great comeback victory.
The network wrote the game off,felt Oakland had lost, and
switch programming during the game.Boy,did the network hear about that one!



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

What, was 15 minutes of sweaty men hugging each other not enough - you wanted the full 30?

User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Tiger Woods playing golf will fetch higher TV ratings than watching a post-game ceremony on another continent...smart move from a business aspect.


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User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

I don't know what I was watching, but one of the two, ESPN and ABC broadcasted the entire deal. There was a golf tournament going on, and I think they switched it once or showed the golf in between the breaks.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

I saw the full ceremony on ABC.

Harry



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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
They ended the broadcast of the World Cup game before the CELEBRATIONS and the medal handouts!! How stupid can ABC be?

No, they didn't. I guess how stupid can you be? They switched to a golf update for like a minute in between the two. If you turned it off then, sucks for you.



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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 8):
No, they didn't. I guess how stupid can you be? They switched to a golf update for like a minute in between the two. If you turned it off then, sucks for you.

Kinda like the Oakland incident...how ironic. Indeed though, the whole ceremony was broadcast on ABC, so I don't know what the thread starter is talking about. Seems like HE gave up to early...*again, like the Oakland incident*

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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 8):
No, they didn't

So then why did I take the time to get up go to the computer and start a pointless thread, even if they had updates the point is that they should have had the whole thing on, if you looked at other channels and the mexican channels they didn't take any breaks they just showed the ceremony, who cares about golf when it's one of the most important games out there?

[Edited 2006-07-10 01:21:58]

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
They ended the broadcast of the World Cup game before the CELEBRATIONS and the medal handouts!! How stupid can ABC be?

Yes, probably because they have to, since the PGA is a huge money-maker for the networks. They probaby HAD to cut back to the golf as soon as they could. It wasn't stupid, it was economics.

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
The single most important game of the planet and after we know who won, they stop the broadcast of the trophy/medal handouts and the team celebrations to switch to GOLF!!!.

Boo hoo. Again, the PGA bring in more money to ABC than the "single most important game of the planet".


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
They ended the broadcast of the World Cup game before the CELEBRATIONS and the medal handouts!!

Not on my TV they didn't. I saw the whole thing on ABC7.


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 11):
Boo hoo. Again, the PGA bring in more money to ABC than the "single most important game of the planet".

Only in America!  Silly


LY744.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Quoting LY744 (Reply 13):
Only in America!

I wish to celebrate this with a classic George Carlin quote:

Quote:
Did you ever wtach golf on television? It's like watching flies fuck.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

My fricken GOD who CARES??!!!??!!!


It's fricken soccer for crying out loud! It's kick and chase! They kick the ball....and everyone chases after it for 90 minutes....Unless the referee decides to just add some time at the end for whatever the fuck he wants to add it for. I simply cannot STAND kick and chase for that reason. Let's just....ADD time to a game! That'b be like in a major league baseball game, the umpire doing the following:

Bottom of the 9th, and it's 1-0, visitors on top. 3rd out happens, but the umpire stops everyone, and adds an inning because: There was a rain delay in the sixth, and after the sixth inning both pitchers struggled a little, and had to make a change, leading to a few hits which scored the only run for the visiting team. So, because of that 40 minute rain delay, we're going to add one more inning, JUST to make it fair.

I can't fucking stand kick and chase.


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
They ended the broadcast of the World Cup game before the CELEBRATIONS and the medal handouts!!

Like others here, I also saw it on ABC...



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 15):
I can't fucking stand kick and chase.

And who cares about that? You're correct - NO ONE!  Wink



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

The local TV stations sell the advertisement time. Since the World Cup in the USA is as popular as watching dead baby autopsies, the time was selling for $5 a minute. Golf sells for $2000 a minute. If you're the station manager, what would you choose to televise?

Mark


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 17):
And who cares about that? You're correct - NO ONE! Wink

How dare you Aloges?! He's an American, EVERYBODY cares about what he has to say!  Silly


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
the time was selling for $5 a minute. Golf sells for $2000 a minute.

Sources?

I love it how a couple Americans always feel the need to come to a football thread just to tell everyone how they don't care about "soccer".  sarcastic  Should I do the same in threads about baseball, American football, basketball and hockey?



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 20):
Should I do the same in threads about baseball, American football, basketball and hockey?

Sure! It would be a refreshing break from all this soccer shit.

Mark  Wink


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 21):
It would be a refreshing break

Must be because most players on a baseball field stand around all the time anyway - indeed pretty refreshing.  duck 



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 22):
players on a baseball field stand around all the time anyway

You're so right, mate.  Smile

Mark


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 23):
You're so right, mate.

Sorry, I actually meant "sit on their arses all the time".



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
25 Falcon84 : Go ahead. Most of us who watch those sports won't give a rats' ass.
26 Post contains images Newark777 : The audio on that gets horribly out of sync after a short while, very unprofessional. Harry
27 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : It would be pretty hard for him to kick a soccer ball around in a space that small. Mark
28 S12PPL : Actually....I know more than a few people that think soccer is a pointless sport.....
29 WellHung : To be fair, sometimes one player kicks the ball directly to another player and that player just kinda stands around with the ball for a bit. Seriousl
30 Post contains images Aloges : Just like no one actually caring about people's dislike for football. Yeah... a lot like baseball itself, isn't it? Well, you can do a lot more with
31 AsstChiefMark : I like it when the advertising signs around the perimeter of the field scroll to show a different ad every few seconds. Mark
32 Post contains images Aloges : The fact you're responding to one tells me you care, for instance. Now that doesn't feel quite right... Didn't do that during the world cup. [Edited
33 WellHung : You mean when players mysteriously crumble to the ground while clutching their ankles, knees, etc.? I agree, that is pretty funny.
34 Aloges : Nope, the ones where a player like Zidane in the game against Brazil handles the football like he's got a hand up in the sky above the field playing
35 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : Well hell. It's a damned good thing I didn't watch it. It wouldn't have been any fun. Mark
36 WellHung : Not sure about that, but the part when he headbutted that guy was pretty cool. And that didn't involve kicking either, so maybe you're right.
37 Post contains images Aloges : You sure?
38 LY744 : I like it when WellHung makes a ridiculous number of posts to tell everyone how he doesn't care about soccer. LY744.
39 Aloges : WRONG GAME! What was that about the "American attention span" again? Hello... WellHung! No, that squirrel out there did not just do that!
40 Post contains images WellHung : Almost as much fun as you making wildly unsupported claims. Did I say 'that part of the Brazil game'? Hmm... I must have forgotten already. But I thi
41 Post contains images LY744 : And they wonder why their sex lives are so disfunctional. LY744.
42 Post contains images LY744 : My hobby is better than your hobby. LY744.
43 Post contains images Aloges : And it works every single time - all you have to do is say "football is a great sport" and he hums like a beehive! "Oooooh I don't care about soccer!
44 LY744 : There's only one explanation: WellHung is the biggest soccer fan in the world... err United States. Him and KROC practically run American soccer and
45 Post contains images WellHung : There you go again! Aww... a whole made up conversation just for me. And the great part is that the entire thing could have been written during just
46 Post contains images Aloges : understatement of the month
47 Aloges : ...or one of the breaks a baseball player gets "between" the "action".
48 JpetekYXMD80 : Question of the day!! Believe me, I watched the whole thing and there was all the postgame and celebration coverage that was necessary, as the others
49 Post contains images WellHung : While the effort was there, this shot sailed high. Nah, they spend that time doing more important things... like scratching their balls.
50 AirWillie6475 : That makes sense, I guess it could have been just the west coast or something.
51 IFEMaster : I'm West Coast, and it was all just fine in OC. ABC switched to about 30 econds of PGA coverage during the commercial break, and then switched back a
52 Tom in NO : "You mean ABC carried the World Cup final.....we never even noticed.....or cared." Signed, 99.999999999998% of the US population
53 Post contains links IFEMaster : Anyone else tired of the anti-soccer posts? By the way, Tom, you're wrong. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colum...estand-tv/2006-06-15-weekend_x.htm
54 S12PPL : No. Soccer flat out sucks. Period.
55 Post contains images IFEMaster : Wow. Profound.
56 Tom in NO : " target=_blank>http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colum...x.htm I forgot to mention the second thing we don't care about over here.....editorial columns
57 AirWillie6475 : No, they couldn't score a goal if their life depended on it, Italy even scored for them.
58 Post contains images IFEMaster : I wonder if you know the difference between close-minded pig-headedness and simply respecting the fact that other people like things that you don't.
59 Post contains images IFEMaster : I wonder if you know the difference between close-minded pig-headedness and simply respecting the fact that other people like things that you don't.
60 JpetekYXMD80 : He wasn't talking about soccer..
61 Tom in NO : Might want to reread my post.....national sports heroes, deciding game of a championship, etc, etc. Care to tackle the shootout comment.....or are yo
62 IFEMaster : Dude, I'm sure at some point in some deciding game in the history of one of the big four sports in the US, somebody has done something stupid that ef
63 Post contains images Tom in NO : Agreed.....when did they do away with the "Golden Goal" or "Sudden Death" as we call it here in the US? It seems to me that's the way to go. I'm game
64 IFEMaster : I think they abolished it after the 1998 World Cup. I kinda liked it, but I'd rather see a 90 minute game, then if it's tied after 90 minutes, a repl
65 Ezeiza : no offence but that was even worse than a shootout. At least in the shootout its a striker shooting o goal, 5 times per team, kind of the essence of
66 JpetekYXMD80 : Hows that any different than conventional soccer?
67 Boeing757/767 : Would you guys who are bad-mouthing soccer give it up already? What are you afraid of? Unless you've played the game (as I have) or have lived in anot
68 Tom in NO : While I recognize that could be an option, I would think that the logistics would be not be easy to overcome, primarily when it comes to hotel room a
69 EZEIZA : I agree, but I'm sure FIFA must be able to overcome that. they can manage to place 32 teams, fans, journalists and more for a month, I am sure that a
70 Derico : EZEIZA, How is it possible that I see your name entirely in capital letters in some posts and not in others???!
71 Post contains images ALOGES : That depends on what you type in the field "username" in the individual post. See right above this one.
72 Derico : I always thought it was case sensitive given so many nicknames like UAL_757spotter, et all... wow.
73 Post contains images EZEIZA : wow, I never noticed that. The thing is right now I'm at home, so the name is in full capital letters, but from work, i must have logged in differentl
74 Boeing757/767 : Just read in my local paper that ABC's ratings for the World Cup were triple that of 2002.
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